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Bear warning issued for Mount Boucherie in West Kelowna

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July 11, 2019 - 1:29 PM

WEST KELOWNA - Hikers are being asked to either avoid Mount Boucherie or take precautions after several hikers reported a black bear roaming the mountain.

A City of West Kelowna news release advises that people who choose to go on the mountain stick to marked trails, keep pets on leashes and make noise as they go along.

Warning signs have been posted and will stay up until the bear moves on.

“The mountain is natural wildlife habitat, consisting of Crown, city and private land, and trail users can encounter deer, raptors, rattlesnakes and other wildlife at any time,” the news release states. “Although bear, cougar, coyote and moose encounters are less common, they can happen on the mountain at any time.”

Wildlife conflicts can be reported to the Conservation Officer Service at 1-877-952-7277.

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